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Luke Rakoczy, Principal
2253 Story Ave., Niskayuna, NY 12309
Phone: (518) 370-1243 Fax: (518) 370-4610

 

October 14, 2014

VAN ANTWERP FOCUSES ON COMMUNITY!

On Friday, October 10, Van Antwerp Middle School held its annual Community Day. The program included faculty, staff and community-facilitated workshops which focused on a number of teacher and student interests.

Workshops included fishing, tie-dye, mountain biking, curling, robotics, mural painting and backyard games. The activities are intended to help students get to know each other and the adults they work with in a new context, leading to a stronger sense of community throughout the year.

Community Day was topped off by a schoolwide anti-bullying assembly featuring comedian Michael Speirs. It was a great day, due in large part to the full planning and work of our entire school community. Great job VA!

Read a feature story, with student photos, courtesy of The Daily Gazette.

 

Photo - Student with fish

Students with guitars

 

Mural painting